Insulin use with metformin

By dhawes560 Latest Reply 2013-04-23 20:36:03 -0500
Started 2013-04-23 16:23:20 -0500

I have type 2 diabetes and had a neighbor tell me that metformin is on the
'bad drug list" in combination with insulin. That it can increase mortality, cardiovascular and and kidney problems. His doctor took him off metformin because of this. I have googled this and find there are warnings out there for this but nothing really conclusive over a long period of time. Has anyone heard about this?

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manapua72 2013-04-23 20:36:03 -0500 Report

My doctor took me off all pills in that they do nothing for me … Did all the different types since finding out I was diabetic 11 years ago … Pancreas is no longer producing insulin . So just on insulin now . First Lantus & Novolog using pens but now on pump and just using Novolog …

old biker
old biker 2013-04-23 18:16:15 -0500 Report

There is a very informative web site called Once you registrar you list all the drugs you take. The will send you an email listing all the adverse side effects of each drug and how they interact with each other.
I am on 2000 mg of metformin and lantus solostar insulin. The only thing they warn about taking the two is metformin might increase ones sensitivity to insulin increasing the risk of hypoglycemia. I have been using the two together for about 14 months with great results and with out any problems
One of our DC members brought my attention to and it has been a tremendous help to me in answering any questions about the meds I'm taking

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